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[Massachusetts] Health board considers revising tobacco policy

The Sharon Board of Health discussed draft regulations Dec. 17 aimed at raising the legal age to buy tobacco products in town. Members also talked about whether Sharon could legally ban the use of tobacco in private clubs, such as fraternal organizations
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jan 6, 2013 14:32
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[Massachusetts] Smoking ban coming for residents of North Adams Housing Authority

North Adams Housing Authority is moving toward a policy to ban smoking by May in housing it provides for low-income individuals and families. Low-income tenants would be required to smoke in designated areas, which could include an outdoor gazebo.
North Adams (MA) Transcript
added Jan 3, 2013 10:07
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[Massachusetts] Gloucester's tobacco regs due for update

The Gloucester Board of Health is in the process of updating restrictions on the sale of tobacco and nicotine in local convenience stores. The new regulations are aimed at combating access to cigarettes by newer retail products such as electronic cigare
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jan 3, 2013 09:55
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[Massachusetts] Gloucester's tobacco regs due for update

The Gloucester Board of Health is in the process of updating restrictions on the sale of tobacco and nicotine in local convenience stores.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jan 3, 2013 04:41
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[Massachusetts] URBON: Dartmouth ban on tobacco sales in effect

That's where Yogi Patel comes in. His liquor store, Town Liquors, is right next to the Dartmouth Walgreens. He fully expects smokers will walk a few extra steps into his shop, and perhaps buy something besides cigarettes when they're inside. "I'm looki
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jan 2, 2013 16:41
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[Massachusetts] Smoking Ban Includes Electronic Cigarettes, South Beach Smoke Wants More People Educated

The town of Great Barrington, MA has expanded its anti-smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes.
MarketWire
added Jan 1, 2013 12:05
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[Massachusetts] Local smoking prohibitions set to take effect on new year

The Tri-Town Health Department had a fruitful 2012 in helping Berkshire County’s larger localities adopt stricter policies to rein in the use and sale of tobacco. Tri-Town Director of Public Health James Wilusz, who runs the regional health department, r
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Dec 28, 2012 05:46
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[Massachusetts] COYKENDALL: Guest View: No place for tobacco smoke in multi-unit housing

The good news for Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham is that a new project of Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast, a regional wellness coalition aiming for healthier communities through policy and systems change, tackles this problem head-on. Working with h
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Dec 28, 2012 04:24
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[Massachusetts] Great Barrington expands smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes

The town has expanded its anti-smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes, an inhaler that resembles a cigarette, but delivers nicotine in a vapor rather than smoke. Following an update of the town's smoking ordinance, higher fines will be attach
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Dec 26, 2012 21:40
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Decline in teen smoking a fabulous holiday gift

Our favorite statistic from the study, which is full of positive news, is this: Only 16 percent of eighth-graders have tried even a single cigarette. The best way not to become addicted is never to start in the first place. Those who keep their hands off
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Dec 26, 2012 15:11
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